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3hLaurence Edmondson

Mercedes confirms Bottas as Rosberg's replacement

Mercedes has put an end to weeks of speculation by confirming Valtteri Bottas as Lewis Hamilton's teammate for the 2017 season.

Bottas keen to learn from Hamilton (2:03)
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4hLaurence Edmondson

Massa returns to Williams after retirement u-turn

Felipe Massa's return to Williams has been confirmed for 2017 -- less than five months after he announced his plans to retire at last year's Italian Grand Prix.

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3dBob Pockrass

Kyle Larson has uphill climb at Chili Bowl

Kyle Larson is doing what a lot of other drivers do during their "offseason." He's racing, and not just anywhere, but at this weekend's Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Courtesy of Verizon IndyCar Series
4dJohn Oreovicz

IndyCar charts its near-term future

As the IndyCar Series charts its course for the near future, car design is front and center. Also on everyone's mind? Costs and television deals.

Ross Brawn interview: part 2 (7:32)
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11dBob Pockrass

Ryan Dungey back and on a mission in 2017

Ryan Dungey is a legend in off-road motorcycle racing, even if he never puts on a helmet again. But he's in Anaheim this week -- after breaking his neck last season -- to see what he still has.

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Roczen wins AMA Supercross opener in Anaheim

Ken Roczen won the season-opening AMA Supercross race on Saturday at Angel Stadium by beating defending 450SX series champion Ryan Dungey by nearly 15 seconds.

Ross Brawn Interview Part 1 (9:58)
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10dBob Pockrass

Texas to repave surface, install drainage system

Texas Motor Speedway will reduce the banking in its first two turns as part of a repaving project and install a new drainage system.

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11dNate Saunders

Haas: Still work to do to attract sponsors

Gene Haas believes his team still needs to prove it belongs on the Formula One grid before it can attract significant sponsorship.

ESPN's Way-Too-Early F1 predictions for 2017 (1:35)
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12dNate Saunders

Ferrari queries Mercedes suspension with FIA

Ferrari has triggered a controversy over high-tech suspension systems on the eve of the 2017 season after lodging a complaint to the FIA about Mercedes and Red Bull.

Brawn: F1 at an engines crossroad (2:18)
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18dNate Saunders

Brawn: Schumacher's F1 legacy as strong as ever

Three years on from the skiing accident which left Michael Schumacher with serious head injuries, Ross Brawn says the German's legacy is stronger than ever in F1.

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23dLaurence Edmondson

Mick Schumacher to race in F3 next year

Mick Schumacher will race in European Formula 3 next year as he continues his progress up the motorsport ladder.

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18dKate Walker

F1's next goal? Become a destination

Kate Walker analyses Liberty Media's desire to turn grand prix weekends into "destination events" and what that means for the future of Formula One.

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25dLaurence Edmondson

Pirelli has prepared 'back-up' compounds for 2017

Pirelli has prepared back-up compounds for the 2017 season that could be introduced if its planned compounds are not suited to the performance level of next year's cars.

motorhead: Jennie Gow (3:10)
Are Red Bull 2017 favourites? (4:18)
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27dLaurence Edmondson and Nate Saunders

ESPN's driver of the year

In the second part of ESPN's top ten drivers of 2016, we name numbers 5-1.

motorhead: Craig Scarborough (3:01)
Ferrari struggles to continue in 2017? (3:52)
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32dNate Saunders

2016 season review... Haas

America's F1 team endured a mixed debut season in 2016 -- but can it build on that success in 2017, or will its lingering issues persist when the new rules come into force next year?

Bottas key to Williams' plans (3:37)
Is Alonso back to his best? (1:06)
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33dJohn Oreovicz

PRI show is racing's winter oasis

It's a long winter without racing, but the PRI show last week in Indianapolis goes a long way toward keeping the industry excited.

Can Renault recover from 'throwaway' year? (2:04)
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36dJohn Oreovicz

'The Grand Tour': Not 'Top Gear,' but top-notch

When Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May needed a new gig after their departure from "Top Gear," Amazon stepped in to pay for their brand of car mayhem. "The Grand Tour" is good fun.

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45dLaurence Edmondson

Rosberg announces surprise retirement from F1

Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula One less than a week after being crowned world champion in Abu Dhabi.

Gow: A brave decision from Rosberg (1:42)

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